Wallonia offers nature enthusiasts vast green spaces, landscaped parks, nature reserves and other protected areas.
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- La HulpeWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Solvay Estate in La HulpeThe Solvay Estate in La Hulpe, listed as "Exceptional cultural site in Wallonia", features part of the Sonian Forest and the Château de La Hulpe.
- Villers-devant-orvalGuided tour and discovery
Notre-Dame d'Orval Abbey a religious and gourmet visitFounded in 1132, Notre-Dame of Orval is one of the most remarkable Cistercian abbeys in Belgium. This historical location is still home to a bustling community of monks and even... a Trappist brewery.
A wild flower garden at the Notre-Dame à la Rose HospitalThe high walls of white brick walls of the Notre-Dame à la Rose Hospital reveal a lovely enclosed garden. Used once as the sisters' cemetery, it was replanted with herbs and wild flowers. Only a few funeral stones witness to its past.
- PROMOMorlanwezMuseum & discovery
The Musée Royal de Mariemont in MorlanwelzOpened since 1975, set in a splendid park, the Musée royal de Mariemont features collections gathered by its founder Raoul Waroqué.
- Chaussée-notre-dame-louvigniesArchitectural heritage
Château de LouvigniesSet in the countryside, only a few kilometres from Soignies in the province of Hainaut, the Château de Louvignies awaits.
- PROMOModaveArchitectural heritage
The Modave Castle, major cultural heritage of WalloniaThe Modave castle, listed as major cultural heritage of Wallonia, is well worth the detour. Built on a rocky hill in the province of Liège, it is said to date back to the Middle Ages.
The Parc des Topiaires, a fascinating topiary garden in DurbuyThe largest topiary garden open to the public can be found in Durbuy, the smallest town in the world.
- PROMORochefortMuseum & discovery
Malagne, the Archéopark presenting our ancestors: the GaulsTravel back to Gallo-Roman times! In this archeopark, between gardens and vegetable patches, you will have a chance to be a blacksmith, a potter, a baker... A wonderful immersive, historical experience.
- PROMOLavaux-sainte-anneMuseum & discovery
The castle of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne, nature and cultural heritage in RochefortThe castle of Lavaux-Saint-Anne, its three museums, its park and gardens in the province of Namur are sure to enchant you. This magnificent castle on the plain of Wallonia is a mere 16 km from Rochefort, 23 from the French border.
The Labyrinthe de Durbuy, an off the beaten path theme park in BelgiumThis off the beaten path theme park is set in nature in the Province of Luxembourg, only 30 minutes from Namur and Liège and 1 hour from Brussels.
The water gardens of Annevoie, between Namur and DinantDiscover these amazing gardens, created 250 years ago and considered one of Wallonia's cultural treasures. How could anyone resist taking a stroll between the fountains, waterfalls, ponds and stunning combination of French, Italian and English style gardens?
- PROMOVillers-la-villeMuseum & discovery
The Villers Abbey, part of Wallonia's exceptional cultural heritageThe Villers Abbey, built in 1146, now in ruins is a stunning witness of how the Cistercian Monks lived. The site is considered one of the most complete in Europe as it features remains of all the buildings used daily.
- PROMOAmayMuseum & discovery
The Château de Jehay, a Mosan Renaissance gem in AmayLocated in the province of Liège, the Château de Jehay offers a remarkable architecture, unique in Europe. This impressive historical building, surrounded by moats, seems to appear as if by magic as you walk past the forest.
- PROMOBeloeilGuided tour and discovery
The Château de Beloeil estate, the Belgian VersaillesBuilt in the 14th century, this massive turreted chateau is surrounded by a wide moat connected to a series of lakes and channels which wind through one of the largest and most ornate French-style gardens in Belgium.
- ChevetogneSwimming & diving
The Chevetogne estate: creativity and surprises amidst a green settingThe Domaine Provincial de Chevetogne, which stretches over 550 hectares, is sure to delight you with its many surprises throughout its green spaces and its many creative activities.
- PROMOSeneffeMuseum & discovery
The Château de Seneffe and its estate | The Silverware MuseumThe Château de Seneffe estate and its Museum feature one of Belgium's most important silverware collections.
Pairi Daiza, a unique zoological park in BrugeletteTaking a stroll through Pairi Daiza feels like a journey around the world... The World Garden takes transports you to every continent in turn, with the opportunity to admire animals as you walk. No wonder Pairi Daiza was voted best zoo in Europe for the past few years.
The Jardins de la GrangeLes Jardins de la grange try to raise awareness on how fragile nature is and tries to preserve the local flora and fauna. To do this, the association has opened 6 themed gardens to the public:
- BoussuArchitectural heritage
Château de BoussuThis vast construction,conceived by Jacques Du Broeucq is a site of exceptional patrimony of the Walloon Region". The ruins and ...
The Jardin des Plantes à couleurs a garden dedicated to natural dyes in Vedrin (near Namur)In Vedrin, near Namur, the Jardin des Plantes à couleurs (the garden of colourful plants) features 130 species selected for their dyeing qualities.
Parc de la Boverie, culture and relaxation in LiègeLocated at the junction of two rivers, the Parc de la Boverie has been a favourite stroll in Liège since the XIVth century.
- NamurWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The arboretum of the Citadel of NamurTake a stroll in this lovely arboretum, near the Château de Namur and enjoy its rich variety of tree species.
- HottonArchitectural heritage
Château de DeulinBuilt in 1758 by Guillaume-Joseph de Harlez, completed and decorated by his son, Simon-Joseph de Harlez in the 1770s.
The Château van der Straten and its parkMarche-en-Famenne's town hall, a beautifully renovated castle, is surrounded by a stunning park, planted with remarkable trees. Why not take a stroll there?
Gardens in bloom at the Château des Ducs d'Havré (near Mons)The Château des Ducs d'Havré, near Mons, is home to splendid flower gardens, fully in bloom between June and September.
- JemappesRacquet sports
Jemappes communal park (Hainaut)This stunning park is only a few minutes walk away from the town centre of Jemappes, a sweet village in the Hainaut. Its 20 hectares are a pure invite for strolls.
- Ophain-bois-seigneur-isaacArchitectural heritage
The Château de Bois-Seigneur-Isaac and its parkThis former feudal fortress, turned into a leisure castle in the 18th century, is located in the Walloon Brabant, 30 km from Brussels.
The La Posterie garden | CourcellesDiscover this stunning garden at the heart of Courcelles. This former urban wasteland now features educational vegetable patches, areas for wildflowers, a wide variety of birds, mammals and insects.
- SeraingWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Arboretum of theBois de la Vecquée (Seraing)The arboretum nestled in the Bois de la Vecquée offers a splendid green space in Seraing, near Liège
- Corroy-le-châteauArchitectural heritage
Corroy-le-Château medieval castleBuilt around 1270 by Count Philippe de Vianden, this castle in the plains of Wallonia, in perfect condition, is one of the most beautiful examples...
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